Integrative

Medicine

for

Children and

Adolescents


Pediatric  Alternatives
Well child visits
Office hours
Same-day sick visits
After-hours care
Hospital affiliations
Insurance
Cancellation policy
OFFICE HOURS
Monday through Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Closed for lunch:
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm M, T, Th, F
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Wednesday
“I was filled with joy. I couldn’t believe I found a medical doctor who shared the same philosophies that I wanted to use in treating my child. You offer a wonderful gift to the community. An amazing service! May all your inspirations continue to blossom.” -
S.K. Novato
WELL CHILD VISITS
These visits are thorough check ups focused on keeping your children healthy. We dedicate time to discuss vaccines, nutrition, and address your questions and concerns. It is always best to schedule in advance when possible. Our recommended schedule of wellness visits is the following:

1mo, 2mo, 4mo, 6mo, 9mo, 12mo, 15mo, 18mo, 2year, 2.5year,3year then annually after the age of three.

Email appointments@pediatricalternatives.com to schedule.

SAME-DAY SICK VISITS
We reserve spaces every day for same-day sick visits. This appointment may be with your regular doctor or one of our other doctors if your primary physician is not available.  

AFTER-HOURS CARE
After regular office hours, there are pediatricians available to see our patients at the after-hours clinics. Appointments can be scheduled by calling the advice nurse. 

•On nights, weekends and holidays, call 415-464-1350 for free phone advice from a pediatric nurse.

•One of our doctors is always on-call and can be reached for emergencies by asking the nurse to page us.

•After-hour appointments can be scheduled through the advice nurses:
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm on weekdays
9:30 am – 9:30 pm on weekends
Marin patients: The After-hours clinic is located at Marin General   Hospital in Greenbrae. 1260 South Eliseo Drive Greenbrae
San Francisco patients: The After-hours clinic is located at the corner of California and Cherry in San Francisco.  

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS
Specialty referrals are made to Oakland Children’s Hospital, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), University of California in San Francisco (UCSF), as well as private practitioners. Babies born at hospitals will be cared for by the hospital staff pediatricians, and records will be faxed to us.  

INSURANCE
We are contracted providers for:
•Blue Shield PPO
•Blue Cross PPO
•United Health Care
•Cigna PPO
•Aetna PPO  

If you are a member of one of the plans listed above, we will bill your insurance. You are responsible only for your co-pay and deductible. For other PPOs where we are not preferred providers, we will submit your insurance claims for you. You will be responsible for the portion not covered by your insurance plan.  

Please call your insurance carrier to determine if we are contracted with your specific plan. If we are not contracted, reimbursement will be as an out-of-network provider and you will be responsible for the difference in payment.  

HMOs and Kaiser will not reimburse you for care in our office.  

CANCELLATION POLICY
Appointment changes or cancellations must be at least 24 hours before your scheduled appointment. For Monday appointments we need to be notified the prior Friday to avoid a $125 cancellation fee. Every appointment is sent an email reminder 48 hours in advance, please keep us informed of any change in email or contact information. Homeopathic Constitutionals must be canceled 48 hours in advance to avoid a charge of $300.

Integrative

medicine

for children

PRACTICE INFO